Forced Displacement in 2020 – UNHCR Global Trends

How many refugees are there around the world? 2020 data obtained from UNHCR At least 82.4 million people around the world have been forced to flee their homes at the end of 2020 as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations and events seriously disturbing public

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Map of the Refugee Highway

International Association for Refugees (IAFR) designed a stunning and informative poster to raise awareness about the realities of the Refugee Highway and of our mandate to love the alien as we love ourselves. ‍ Download a standard resolution version of the poster for churches, class rooms, dorm

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The Lion Men of Afghanistan

Nearly 18,000 Afghans who served alongside U.S. troops are waiting for their Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs) to be processed before the U.S. withdrawal of American troops is completed any day now. Now, America urgently needs a faster path to safety for these 18,000 Afghans who remain in

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Welcoming Arrive’s New Development Director

Meet Chris!   Meet our new Development Director Chris Nelson joined Arrive Ministries in May as our Development Director. But his fundraising career began in elementary school selling $1 chocolate bars up and down the streets on his neighborhood for a father-son YMCA program. He says, “I

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Stories and Sambusas in St. Cloud

Last month Arrive Ministries St. Cloud held a Stories and Sambusas event at Westwood Church. The idea for this event came from two separate conversations our St. Cloud Area Director, Sam had about one of her favorite things – delicious food! Sambusas are a special fried dumpling-type

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[RE]BUILD with us

Arrive Ministries will be resettling up to 350 refugees this year. Three times the number from prior years! God is at work. This is your time. This is your opportunity. Together, let's respond to God’s call to WELCOME. Welcoming the stranger is one of the most repeated commandsRead more

Celebrating 20 Years of Refugee Life Ministries!

As we reflect on 20 years of Refugee Life Ministries, we celebrate the 353 refugee families that have been impacted by the Gospel through their connection to church teams and volunteers. Many of these volunteers were part of that first airport welcome that planted the seeds of

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Planting Season for Church Refugee Gardens

Photo by Joanna Schaus Photo by Joanna Schaus Photo by Joanna Schaus Photo by Joanna Schaus First Free Church Maplewood opened up their Harvest Gardens this weekend! This is our largest church refugee garden in the state. Arrive Ministries and church staff tried to connect gardeners with

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Congratulations to Mike Neterer, SALT Director!

Congratulations to Mike Neterer on earning his MA in Language and Culture Studies from Dallas International University. His thesis, “Jiiddu Language Development: A Seventy Year Journey, 1951-2021” focuses on the Jiiddu language community of Southwest Somalia, and is the product of long-term relationships with Jiiddu speakers, both

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